From Patagonia, the south of Chile, several major flower growers, with more than 15 years of experience in the area of floriculture, have partnered together to give life to Patagonia Sun. Focused on premium flowers as a common goal, we strive to grow, select and export the best flowers from Chile to the rest of the world.
In 2004, Eduardo Engler and his wife María Inés (Mia) decided to set a few hectares apart from their cattle business and planted what was a budding product at the time, Peonies. The first harvest was in 2006, which was exported through others. In 2008 they decided to try their hand at exporting their own product, and together with María Inés’ brother who lives in the US, set up Pilauco Peonies. The goal was to export their own flowers, at a sustainable price, and striving to offer the best quality from Chile in peonies. Slowly the Pilauco Peonies brand grew, and became international, with their flowers being shipped to the US, Canada, Europe. Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Central and South America.
In 2017 Aurelio Montes of the world-renowned Montes Wines, and his daughter Bernardita, saw an opportunity to set aside several hectares of land, apart from his wine and cherry business, and planted Peonies. Bernardita and María Inés (Mia), had known each other briefly through the national flower market, and it seemed the time was ripe to come together for both families, in order to handle the larger volumes of production coming out of their farms.
Pilauco had a good reputation in Chile among the peony world, for achieving good prices for the grower, and good quality and consistency, and service for buyers. When María Inés and Bernardita came together to form Patagonia Sun, several other producers asked to join, and here we are today as Patagonia Sun, a new company that includes Eduardo Engler with Pilauco, Aurelio Montes with his company Kaiken, and several others. growers throughout southern Chile, who prefer Patagonia Sun to the competition because of our commitment to make it work for growers and buyers alike.
OUR MISSIONTo bring life, beauty and color, touched by the magic of Patagonia, to people all over the world through our peonies.
OUR VALUESTo create and maintain supply chains which benefit all of the people involved, from farm worker to household.
Aurelio Montes , fundador y propietario de Viña Montes, con más de 40 años de experiencia en agroexportación, junto a su hija Bernardita Montes , se unen como peoneros de la zona central de Chile.